In a television landscape where remakes and reboots are commonplace, it is no surprise that the 2006 hit film "The Departed" is headed to the small screen. Amazon is developing a television adaptation of the film according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"The Departed," which was directed by Martin Scorsese, follows an undercover Boston police officer and a mole from an Irish gang who try to identify each another while infiltrating one another's organizations. The Amazon series will be set in Chicago and feature a police officer who is tasked with infiltrating a Latino gang that sent a member of its own into the police force.
The 2006 film, based on the 2002 film "Internal Affairs," had an all-star cast and went on to win many awards. Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson starred in the film, which won a Golden Globe for Best Director and four Oscars, including Best Picture.
Michael Connolly, Doug Davidson, Sarah Esberg, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Roy Lee, Gianni Nunnari, Roy Lee, Jason Reichman and Tripp Vinson will executive produce the Amazon series. Richmond will also write the adaptation.
"Fargo" and "12 Monkeys" are two of many adaptations currently on television. This fall will see adaptations of titles including "Van Helsing," "Taken" and "Lethal Weapon."